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Chances are, it took a mere matter of weeks for the COVID-19 pandemic to throw a major wrench in strategic plans. However, we can’t afford to wait another year before finalizing and implementing bold strategic moves. In fact, revisiting and revising institutional strategy now is perhaps the most important step in ensuring long-term sustainability for our institutions.
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Across the month of April, EAB convened virtual working group sessions for community college leaders to identify concerns, and emerging strategies to respond to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
No matter a higher education institution’s objective, inevitably it’s silos that seem to get in the way of strategic thinking and planning. In the brief, you will find five silo threats outlined, as well as representative prompts and questions for executive team reflection and cabinet conversation.
Here are four lessons from two-year institutions on how you can continue to advance the community college mission even when your doors aren’t open.
As COVID-19 cases—along with subsequent campus closure and quarantines—continue to rise, it’s increasingly difficult to know what to focus on, and how to allocate valuable time. Community college leaders should ask themselves these five questions while navigating COVID-19.
To rise to the oncoming challenges facing community colleges, presidents have expressed a surprising need: an empowered cabinet that helps lead strategic change. Explore the Strategic Cabinet Resource Center for insights and tools that will help cabinet members develop strategic thinking skills and lead change.
Explore our best practice approach to cost savings and cost containment by pursuing thoughtful strategies to “bend the cost curve” over time.
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As colleges and universities struggle to set budgets for the upcoming fiscal year because of the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, many are looking for concrete guidance on how to reduce operating costs.
EAB’s experts will dive into the reopening question facing universities and provide guidance for leaders to aid their strategic planning for the fall.
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